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Jason McDonald
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Predictably irrational, primitive and easy to manipulate? The human brain meets marketing. http://entm.ag/1N1VRG3
Knowing how the mind processes information and images can help you send the right message.
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Keywords still matter. Keywords still matter. But don't overdo it. ‪#‎SEO‬. http://bit.ly/1EOcFbu
If you're targeting a certain keyword, knowing where and how often to use that keyword in the various elements of your page is essential. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand offers his recommendation.
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Top ten #Viralmarketing tools (a list). http://bit.ly/1ftUhOs
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Gettin' harder and harder to get keyword data. http://selnd.com/1WFOcQQ Is Google acting like a monopoly? What do you think?
Google says goodbye to the Autocomplete API, which may affect your favorite keyword tool.
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Blog posts that will 'guarantee' inbound links? 8 types. http://bit.ly/1hD7VAw
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Twitter, meet ‪#‎SEO‬. SEO, meet ‪#‎Twitter‬ marketing. Google, thank you for introducing. us. http://bit.ly/1EOiFkw
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Mobile 'snack pack' for local #SEO. Three only, and some sneaky hypotheses about Google's real motive: increase ad revenue. http://bit.ly/1hIbjdJ
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Amazon ads. Are they for you? New changes. http://bit.ly/1WQeJLq
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Ad blocking: good, bad, ethical, not-ethical, but coming to a system near you, soon. http://nyti.ms/1WH4cCe
The adoption of ad-blocking technology is rising steeply. Some see an existential threat to online content as we know it, but others see a new business niche.
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NY Times weighs in on viral, the demise of serious journalism and the Cecil tragedy. http://nyti.ms/1KrwiIo
As more readers move toward online social networks, and as publishers desperately seek scale to bring in revenue, many have deplored a race toward repetitive journalism.
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Golly gee. Links still matter (a lot) for #SEO.  MOZ SEO factors 2015 is out. http://bit.ly/1KhCIcP
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Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
    SEO & Social Media, present
    I am currently enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks - meaning, lessons (my friend) are not taught, they are learned. I am 'learning' SEO, Social Media Marketing, and AdWords by doing it. Never stop learning. Never give up. Never surrender. (Galaxy Quest).
  • Harvard University
    SEO and Social Media Marketing (with Al Gore), 1981 - 1985
    Tried to hook up with Bill Clinton while at Harvard but he was... uh... too busy for Al and me, so we invented the Internet instead. (Bill was very interested in IRC for some reason).
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Creation of the Internet (with Al Gore), 1986 - 1992
    At UC Berkeley - GO BEARS - I tried to hunt down Bill Clinton again but was stuck with Robert Reich, so he and I invented an algorithm to do fact checking on those who never really understood what C+I-X-M meant.
  • Booker T. Washington High School
    High School (with Al Gore), 1977 - 1981
    GO HORNETS! The best high school in Tulsa, in Oklahoma, in the USA, and in the World.
  • Carver Middle School
    1977
    GO I CAN'T REMEMBER OUR MASCOT! But I did learn a lot about peanuts.
  • Burroughs Elementary School
    GO oh heck we were just in elementary school! But it was Burroughs Little School, the 1970s and voluntary desegregation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, of which I am a very proud participant.
  • The Womb
    Prior to elementary school, I was just a kid. Really are you reading my Google+ profile at this level of detail. You are creeping me out. Now go back to work, really! I mean it!
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Not Jason MacDonald, Martial Artist, Not related to McDonald's Restaurant, Really? You have enough time to read my G+ profile?, Get back to work. Move along people, nothing to see here.
Story
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Tag! You're it! Let's explain SEO, Social Media, AdWords and have some fun people!
Introduction
I lead SEO Training Online for the JM Internet Group, and also conduct Social Media training classes.  I also teach live classes in SEO, Social Media Marketing and Google AdWords at AcademyX and Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco and at Stanford University, continuing studies.  I do lots of corporate workshops and trainings on SEO, Social Media, and AdWords and can even (hush hush) act as an SEO expert witness.

My Ph.D. is from U.C. Berkeley, and my B.A. is from Harvard. My MRS is my partner in crime and in life and my KIDS are what gives meaning to my life along with my PARENTS who are not an acronym but rather the two most wonderful Jedi masters I have so far encountered.

I really enjoy teaching Internet Marketing; so if you have questions, please reach out to me by email or call me at 415-655-1071. Happy to help!
Bragging rights
I have survived the dot-com bubble, the post dot-com bubble, and the housing bubble (sort of).
Work
Occupation
SEO Consultant, Social Media Marketing corporate trainer, Food Snob, and Wannabe Author
Skills
Making complicated things like SEO simple. Taking boring stuff and making it funny. Analogies.
Employment
  • JM Internet Group
    SEO Consultant and Tech Journalist, present
    Director, in charge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media Marketing, and AdWords training and consulting. I provide both online training and in-person workshops.
  • eg3.com
    Senior Editor, 2012
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San Francisco, CA
Previously
Tulsa, Oklahoma - San Jose, CA - Berkeley, CA - Budapest, Hungary - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - San Antonio, TX
Contact Information
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Phone
415-655-1071
Email
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1230 Market St #709, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Facebook's Latest Update Shows It Wants to Beat Twitter at News | WIRED
www.wired.com

Twitter has become one of the easiest, fastest ways to get and disseminate the news. Facebook wants to change that.

Your Guide to Structured Snippets for SEO - SEW
searchenginewatch.com

Structured snippets are going to change the way people find information on the Web.

+1 Button - Google+ Platform — Google Developers
developers.google.com

You can add and customize the +1 button to meet the needs of your website, such as modifying the button size and load technique. By adding t

Google: The One Trick Pony
www.jasonplus.org

Today's New York Times has an article about the frustration of Wall Street with Google. Frustration? How can that be? Google is a "cash cow,

5 Ways to Beat Your Competitors With Killer PPC Ad Copy
unbounce.com

Want to write winning PPC ad copy? Look beyond the “best practices” that everyone is using with these 5 tips.

Penguin: Google's Punitive Algorithm - And A Call To Google To Fix It
searchengineland.com

For many years, a staple of my discussions with people who had been penalized by Google was the following advice: “Don’t worry — at Google,

Keyword suggestion tool — Google suggest scraper — Übersuggest
ubersuggest.org

Get thousands keywords ideas in a minute with this amazing keyword suggestion tool: Übersuggest is Google Suggest on steroids!

What is Link Building? - SEW
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The bare bones definition of link building is: the process of going out of your way to find great links. But link building is far more than

Google+ At 3 Years Old: Not A Ghost Town, But A Social Referral Graveyard
marketingland.com

Let’s put it aside from the get-go: Google+ is not a ghost town. Without a doubt there are millions of people who use and value the social n

6 Common Myths About Sharing on Facebook
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What and when are your fans sharing on Facebook? These are important questions for any page manager to ask. This infographic debunks a few m

The Science of Virality [Infographic]
www.webpagefx.com

What makes things go viral? Answer that question and you could have millions of views, hits, clicks, and links. All the glitz and glamour wi

Google Drops Profile Photos, Google+ Circle Count From Authorship In Sea...
searchengineland.com

Google’s John Mueller has announced that Google is making a major change in the search results around authorship. Specifically, Google is dr

The war on Amazon is Big Publishing's 1% moment. What about other writer...
www.theguardian.com

More people are buying more books than ever, and more people are making a living by writing them. Why do millionaire authors want to destroy

Learnings From SMX London: The Impact Of Social On Search
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SEOs and Social Marketers speculate on the impact that Social Media marketing has on how well their websites perform in search results. Ther

Why Content Really Isn’t King and What Actually Is…
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Ever come across a great blog post or slideshare and be surprised that it only has a handful of retweets or shares? Maybe you’ve created gre

5 Googley SEO Terms – Do They Mean What You Think They Mean?
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Robots.txt. Google DNS. Penguin, Panda, and penalties. Duplicate content filter. PageRank. You've heard all these terms, but these words hav

Excellent pediatrician. Highly recommend her. Friendly, fun, super smart.
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Gosh! Garage doors are expensive! I'm old enough to remember when - gasp! many people opened their own garage doors, by hand. And we had to GET UP to change the channel on the TV. Really. Did you know that HANG UP the phone comes to us because people used to literally use their hands / arms and "hang up" the phone onto a receiver? Yes they did. (I bet if you were born after 1990 you had no idea...) But nowadays, we are addicted to our devices. God forbid we get out of our cars and open our garage doors with physical labor. Or get out and go INTO McDonald's rather than thru the drive thru. But I digress. Oh yes, garage doors. They're expensive. GARAGE DOORS MOTORS - THEY DIE AND GO TO GARAGE DOOR HEAVEN Our aging model DIED about 5 months ago, and Hector of Precision Garage Door came out to us in Fremont, and fixed it. It was not cheap. But the service was fantastic, and he did a wonderful job. He even took it away, and I am sure gave it a proper burial and sent it off to garage door heaven (otherwise known as recycling). GARAGE DOOR SPRINGS - THEY DIE AND GO TO GARAGE DOOR SPRING HEAVEN Then just a few days ago BANG the spring broke. Another quickie call, and out came Hector. Again, not cheap. But that's life in the Big City. I am sure our Springs have now joined the motor in garage door heaven, where life is just one big lubrication of WD-40 and free electricity. REALITY: THE PRICE THE SERVICE THE EXPERIENCE I think the price is competitive with the market, but the service is very, very good, and based on all the other Yelp reviews, as well as my own experience I would recommend this company. And - just so you are not the typical American, struggling with weight and bad health (I can do better, too) - I promise. Try this - 1) Get OUT of your car and go INTO McDonalds. 2) Get UP out of your couch and walk over to the TV to change the channel. 3) Get OUT of your car and GO IN through your front door. Take a walk in nature. Love the earth. YES I love my Garage Door. YES it's wonderfully convenient, but YES I like everyone else would do well to be more physically active, enjoy nature, and then really appreciate the miracles of modern life: 7-11 big gulps, drive-thru's, remote controls, and garage doors. Thank you Precision Garage Door! I have a working, quiet wonderful garage door.
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If you need a dog or cat to be spayed or neutered in the Fremont, Union City, Newark area, this is the place to go. It's not a "fun" experience, but it's part of being a "responsible pet owner." They are very friendly, love animals, and it's inexpensive. Vets that do neutering in Fremont are many, but their costs are significantly higher.
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reviewed 2 months ago
The bomb! Just Tacos. Great great great. The corn tortillas are to die for. They have happy hour, and you can sit on the street and make eyes at the pretty senoritas of Palo Alto. They have a full bar. They even have a taco made out of Cactus (can't remember what that was called). Friendly service. Fast, fun. Great place for a small group.
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Blown away. That is the only way I can describe this incredible gem of a museum in what the snobbish coastal people would call "the middle of nowhere." The architecture of the museum itself is amazing. It's integrated in a lovely setting, like boats on a sea. A natural creek runs thru the museum, and the leafy green of Arkansas floats through high glass walls. Incredible. The collection, while not large, is set up chronologically with brilliant pieces. I was stunned by an Audobon of a family of turkeys. Brilliant. Plus famous portraits of George Washington, and in the modern part of the museum an assortment of modern artists like Warhol or Georgia O'Keeffe. I highly recommend taking a museum tour. Our guide gave us a healthy dose of Arkansas hospitality and was knowledgeable about the museum and its treasures. If you are ANYWHERE within a 200 mile radius, it is worth a day trip. It's even worth a destination to Arkansas, where you can enjoy the hot springs and the fine folks of this beautiful state. I believe that they call it "the Natural state."
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
Our daughter has participated in camps, productions, and voice lessons via Star Struck. It's an awesome wonderful place for ANY child interested in theater and drama at ANY level. The staff if very welcoming, and the community energetic and supportive. PLUS if you are looking for fun, top-quality community theater in Fremont, check out their productions. They are over the top, amazing - Broadway quality.
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reviewed 4 months ago
North House, oh North house. It's like finding a long lost friend, who's gotten remarried and changed her name (plus got some new dresses, and new furnishings!). I am a Harvard '85 graduate, sent to exile in "North House." But looking back with the span of (too many) years... I realized it was a great experience - a diversity of friends and people, plus the Harvard experience of more braniacs than one could shake a crimson flag at. So to you, oh North House, I dedicate this Google+ review. When I was at Harvard, we typed our papers on typewriters, and used land line telephones. Today, I sit in California with high-speed Internet, writing a review of you in cyberspace and encouraging everyone to never stop learning.
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